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This task done, she turned, and, perceiving the other white muslin dress
motionless on a chair in the second row, she strode towards it between the music
-stands with an aggressive and masterful gait. On the lap of that dress there lay, ...
It was a long opening, high up, close under the ceiling almost, with a single
pivoting shutter. While he was still looking at it, she moved noiselessly away,
picked up the overturned chair, and placed it under the wall. Then she looked
round; but ...
Heyst's insistence brought Ricardo vividly before her menta: vision. A sudden
languor, like the physical echo of her struggle with the man, paralysed all her
limbs. She lay still in the chair, feeling very frightened at this phenomenon—
ready to ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - www.librarything.com
Conrad managed to develop characters, imperfect, that all drove themselves forward on their own agendas to the story's conclusion- facilitating and enabling it along the way. He manages to keep the ... Read full review
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In the first part we get an outsider's view of Axel Heyst's character, actions and motives without being certain who he is or what actually drives him. I found this off-putting until the second part ... Read full review